Appealing to the dead for help in places such as domed sepulchers, shrines, graves etc

Question 8: What is the ruling on those who put some money as charity in vows boxes that are placed inside the domed sepulchers of some righteous deceased persons; the ruling on those who ask for blessings from the deceased persons; the ruling on those who ask for blessings from deceased persons through applying perfume; and the ruling on those who circumambulate the graves of righteous deceased persons to obtain blessings from them? Also, while the music is being played, some people sing some poems including some words such as: “Give me strength, Shaykh `Abd al-Raheem”, or “Give me strength, Shaykh Ibraaheem”?

Answer: Tabarruk (seeking blessings) from the dead is an act of major Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship that takes the Muslim out of Islaam). If they intend to take the deceased as means to obtain blessings from Allaah (Exalted be He), it is a path to Shirk... read more here.

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